Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County

WHAT THEY DO: Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County works to strengthen both child and family by keeping students on track for academic success, while using public policy to build a more family- friendly, affordable Buncombe County. Our Student Support Specialists work in K-6 schools to support students with improvement goals related to attendance, behavior, coursework, parent engagement and social-emotional learning. Family Resource Centers offer food boxes, school supplies, emergency financial assistance and much more.


  • The first $3,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar by Publix.
We have come to depend on the partnership with Children First to help our students thrive academically and through teaching emotional regulation skills that are needed for students to participate effectively in the school environment.
—Sarah Wright, Principal at Claxton Elementary